Benny Snell confident that Kentucky's backfield can "exceed" what last year's group accomplished

07/30/2017 04:28 PM

A top-20 rushing offense in the country. Two 1,000 yard rushers for the first time in school history. Kentucky’s backfield in 2016 was nothing short of spectacular, led by freshman Benny Snell and junior Boom Williams.

With the losses of Boom Williams and Jojo Kemp, Kentucky will look to junior Sihiem King and redshirt freshman A.J. Rose to compliment Benny Snell in the backfield. King and Rose will compete in fall camp for the second running back spot. Both have different running styles. King is a speedster who is very elusive. Rose is more of a bruising back and a north-south runner.

“My game? When I describe it as, I don’t know, when I get it I’m going to make something happen,” said Rose. “If I got the space, if I got the lane, I’m going to take it.”

Benny Snell is confident that Kentucky’s backfield will take the next step this season.

He told KSTV, “This backfield can exceed what we did last year. We definitely got the line to do it. That’s really all I got to say. The line doesn’t get that much credit. They do such a great job.”

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.


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